Nov 2, 2023 - Things to Do

Weekender: 34 things to do in Charlotte this weekend including a Day of the Dead Festival

Day of the Dead Festival at Camp North End. Photo: Courtesy of The Moka House

FRIDAY, November 3

63. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.

First Friday Gallery Crawl at Various South End Art Galleries: View art exhibits while stopping by breweries and restaurants along the way. Free. 5-9pm. Details

Friday Flea Vendor Market and Live Music at Triple C Brewing Company: Shop from local businesses plus enjoy live music and food. Free. 5-9pm. Details

Live Music at The Wine Loft: Vibe to live jazz every Friday evening over wine. Free. 9pm. Details

Charlotte Surfrider’s 10th Anniversary Celebration at HopFly Brewing Co.: Celebrate Hopfly’s anniversary with music, food and a silent auction. Silent auction proceeds benefit Charlotte Surfrider. $25. 7-10pm. Details

First Friday Karaoke Night at The Fairwood 226: Sing along to your favorite song after a few cocktails. Free. 7-10pm. Details

Friday Nights at Camp North End: Explore the districts offering live music, shops and local art. Free. 5-9pm. Details

Charlotte Checkers VS. San Diego Gulls at Bojangles Coliseum: Cheer on the Charlotte Checkers as they take on the San Diego Gulls. $23+. 7pm. Details

Coco Jones at The Underground: Enjoy a live musical performance from Coco Jones as she makes her tour stop in Charlotte. $52+. 8pm. Details

Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour at Discovery Place: Watch Taylor Swift’s film that’ll make you feel like you experiencing. her record-breaking tour. $25. Times vary. Details 

COOKIN’ at Knight Theater: Watch the Broadway percussion show with a kitchen setting. $25. Times vary. Details

The Power of Voice Event at Tate Recital Hall: Listen to ten speakers including coaches and entrepreneurs discuss professional development. $75. 9am. Details

Comedy Show at Charlotte Comedy Theater: Laugh the night away at jokes from local comedians. $ 15. Times vary. Details  

SATURDAY, November 4

71. Sunny. 0% chance of rain.

The 2023 Novant Health Charlotte Marathon: Cheer on the runners throughout a scenic and winding 26.2-mile course that starts and ends in Uptown Charlotte. Prices vary. 7:20am. Details

The Patriot Gala 2023 at Founders Hall: Enjoy a black tie event with a four-course dinner, wine and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit veterans and military families in the Carolinas. Prices vary. 6-9pm. Details

Joji at Spectrum Center: Vibe to Japanese singer and songwriter during his tour stop in Charlotte. price. 8-10:30pm. Details

Boxing & Brews at Sycamore: Start your morning with a workout and celebrate the workout with a drink from Sycamore. $10. 11:30am-12:15pm. Details

Festival Día de Muertos — Day of the Dead Festival at the Ford Building: Celebrate the Mexican holiday with food, community altars, traditional dances and local art. Free. 12-8pm. Details

Roastin’ for Research CLT 2023 at Divine Barrel Brewing: Enjoy a meal, a new beer release, live music, raffles and an online auction to fight childhood cancer. Proceeds benefit  Reelin’ for Research and UNC Children’s Hospital. $15-$50. 12-8pm. Details

Whiskey, Wine, & Fire at Ballantyne’s Backyard: Spend the evening outdoors around the fire with food, drinks, live music and seminars. $69-$119. 4-9pm. Details

A Jazz Celebration of Stevie Wonder at Middle C Jazz Club: Vibe to the instrumental versions of Stevie Wonder’s greatest hits plus enjoy cocktails and small plates. $36-$45. 6pm. Details

DECADES: Dance Through the Decades at The Music Yard: Party to hit songs from the 70s to the 2000s. $0-$200. 4-6pm. Details

Charlotte Metro Out of the Darkness Walk at Symphony Park: Walk to raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Free. 1pm. Details

Pawsitively Matthews 2023 at Stumptown Park: Check out over 40 pet-friendly vendors, food trucks, frisbee shows and live music. Free. 10am-3pm. Details

Rumble x HedgeUS Live DJ Boxing Class & Bar Crawl at Rumble South End: Spend the day enjoying boxing, music from a live DJ and drink specials. Free. 12-5pm. Details 

Fall Jam at Sugar Creek Brewery: Listen to live music from the rock band The Samples and Old Habits. Proceeds benefit the Live Like Bryant Foundation to provide uniforms and scholarships for the youth. $60. 6-10:30pm. Details

SUNDAY, November 5 

73. Mostly sunny. 0% chance of rain.

Slice of Bluegrass! at Triple C Brewing Company: Enjoy bluegrass and pizza on the patio with friends. Free. 12-4pm. Details

Front Porch Sundays at Atherton Mill: Shop from over 70 local vendors plus expect live music and food trucks. Free. 11am-4pm. Details

Fall Music in the Garden Series at The Duke Mansion: Bring your lawn chair to enjoy live jazz and cocktails in the gardens. $45. 5-7pm. Details

Best of Charlotte Bridal Show at Divine Barrel Brewing: Plan your wedding by shopping or speaking with wedding vendors. Free. 1-4pm. Details

Game Day Sundays at 1501 South Mint: Wear your favorite NFL team’s apparel and enjoy a watch party with a cigar lounge. $0-$100. 1pm. Details

Vendor Market at Sip City: Shop from local small businesses while you sip on mimosas. Free. 3-7pm. Details

Carolina Panthers VS. Indianapolis Colts at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on the home team as they take on the Indianapolis Colts. $29+. 4:05pm. Details

Books & Buddies at Hi-Wire Brewing: Swap your old books for new reads plus meet adoptable dogs. Proceeds benefit the pup at Billie’s Buddies. $10. 12-2pm. Details

Carolina Renaissance Festival at 16445 Poplar Tent Road: Watcha jousting match, eat a turkey leg and dress up in your best Renaissance attire. $20-$32. Times vary. Details

Check out more upcoming events on our Event Board. Hosting an event? Reach more Charlotteans through an Event Listing, which includes placement on our Event Board and in our weekday newsletter. Have a scoop about a cool event? Submit your event.

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